BAC Levels, Alcohol Consumption, & Body Weight

 
A 200 pound man who drinks 10 drinks consumes 5 ounces of pure alcohol and will have a BAC of 0.18, but a 100 pound woman who drinks the same will have a BAC of 0.45, 2 1/2 times greater.

This might explain why so many women support laws which they KNOW increase both traffic deaths and heart disease deaths.
 
 
 Alcohol, Weight and Blood Alcohol Levels*
 (Expressed as grams per 100ml of blood, or g%)
 Absolute Beverage  Female | Male   Female | Male   Female | Male 
  alcohol  intake*  |     (100lb) |      (150lb)  |     (200lb)   
   (ounces)         |             |               |
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                    |             |               |
 1/2  **1oz spirits |0.045 | 0.037|  0.03 | 0.025 | 0.022 | 0.019
        1 glass wine|             |               |
        1 beer      |             |               |
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 1      2oz spirits | 0.09 | 0.075|  0.06 | 0.05  | 0.045 | 0.037
        2 glasses wine            |               |
        2 beers     |             |               |
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 2      4oz spirits | 0.18 | 0.15 |  0.12 | 0.10  | 0.09  | 0.07
        4 glasses wine            |               |
        4 beers     |             |               |
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 3      6oz spirits | 0.27 | 0.22 |  0.18 | 0.15  | 0.13  | 0.11
        6 glasses wine            |               |
        6 beers     |             |               |
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 4      8oz spirits | 0.36 | 0.30 |  0.24 | 0.20  | 0.18  | 0.15
        8 glasses wine            |               | 
        6 beers     |             |               |
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 5     10oz spirits | 0.45 | 0.37 |  0.30 | 0.25  | 0.22  | 0.18
       10 glasses wine            |               |
       10 beers     |             |               |
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 *in 1 hour on an empty stomach
 ** 100 proof spirits
 
 Adapted from: Ray O. Drugs, society, and human behavior. Saint   
 Louis: CV Mosby Co, 1990. 170. 
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